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EIU Department of
Theatre Arts

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Nicholas E Shaw, Associate Professor

Office: 2043 - Doudna Fine Arts Center
Phone: 217-581-5958
Fax: 217-581-6027
Fall Office Hours:
    Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays 10:40-11:00 am
    Tuesdays   12:15-1:00 pm       Fridays   1:45-3:00 pm
                    or by appointment

Nick joined the faculty of EIU in 2008. He is excited to continue teaching and designing for EIU Theatre Arts Department. He has has the fortune of designing the scenery for the EIU Theatre Arts Departmesnt. Some of his favorite designs are; Brighton Beach Memoirs, Shape of Things, Fiddler on the Roof, and Urinetown He will be designing Little Shop of Horrors this fall. He has designed scenery throughout the Midwest; in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Illinois. He has worked with Ricardo Khan of the Crossroads Theatre Company on the world premiere of Quindaro and had the pleasure of working with The SITI Company as well. Since moving to Illinois, he has designed for the Sullivan Little Theatre on the Square and for The Ruckus Theater of Chicago. Professor Shaw is very active in KCACTF as a respondent to regional productions and a presenter at the KCACTF Regional Fesival. He has presented workshops on composition and sketch model construction. He is interested in all things theatrical, but spends most of his time behind the scenes. He teaches Introduction To Theatre, Stagecraft, Stage Management, Graphics II and Scenic Design.

Professor Shaw is the faculty advisor for Alpha Psi Omega and Hello Dali.

Professor Shaw's website is availible at


Frequently Taught Courses

THA 2140 Introduction to Theatre

THA 2211 Stagecraft 

THA 3357 Scene Design



  • B.A. Western Michigan University
  • M.F.A. University of Missouri, Kansas City
  • Professional Organizations

    Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival

    United Institute of Theatre Technology
    Alpha Psi Omega

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    Department of Theatre Arts

    2080 Doudna Fine Arts Cntr.
    600 Lincoln Ave.
    Charleston, IL 61920
    (217) 581-3121

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    (217) 581-3110

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